Blackout Curtains Can Reduce More Than Just Light

Contrary to popular belief, blackout curtains do not have to be black. They can be made in a variety of different colours and lined with a lightweight foam or have a core of black sunblock fibre.

In theatres, they are used to control the entry of light to specific areas, either blocking it completely or dimming it considerably, for whatever reason that is needed. However, blackout curtains are not only used in theatres, but also in many other places where the entry of light needs to be controlled such as conference centres, lecture rooms, university halls, schools, science laboratories, and more.

Furthermore, blackout curtains are not only used to control light but also can be used to control sound. So, for example, they might be used in a music rehearsal room or music studio where the sound coming in from the outside world interfere with the sound that is being sought.

It gets even better because you can also use blackout curtains to control the heat! Yes, you can use blackout curtains on your windows to reduce the heat of the sun in summer. Blackout curtains on your windows can actually reduce the amount of heat from the sun by as much as a quarter, which will make the room considerably more comfortable on those hot July and August days. If you use blackout curtains for that purpose, and your windows face east you need to ensure that they are drawn before sunrise: in fact, you may very well want to draw them before you go to bed.

Quite obviously, as the sun moves around during the day, you need to close your south-facing windows before it gets there, and your west-facing ones a little later. (Well, yes, strictly speaking, as the earth moves around, but it always seems to us that it is the sun which is doing so).

At Cameo Curtains we can make blackout curtains for you for any purpose that you require, whether it is to keep light out of a stage or conference hall, minimise noise from outside sound, or just keep you cooler in the summer. Blackout curtains can achieve all those ends.

Large Curtains Of All Descriptions From Cameo Curtains

At Cameo Curtains our speciality is in making large curtains of all descriptions. Quite obviously, we manufacture and supply a lot of different types of theatre curtains, but there are many other buildings that have large windows that also need curtains, such as school halls, village halls, major office buildings with very large entrance halls, church halls, libraries, town halls, and so on. All of these are buildings to which the public has access and which from time to time require privacy, especially during the dark afternoons in winter when the lights are on inside.

At Cameo Curtains, we have the equipment necessary to handle these huge pieces of cloth and also a team of skilled machinists and seamstresses who know how to use it. Furthermore, when you are handling heavy velour’s they can be just that – heavy.

However, it is no problem for the team at Cameo Curtains. Whether you need village hall curtains for the front of the stage, Black Wool Serge Curtains, church stage backdrops, curtains for the windows of your school hall, or any other large curtains, Cameo has got you covered.

Not only can we make you any sort of very large curtains, but we can also supply all the hardware you need to operate them. If you have a theatre the very best way of opening and closing front of house curtains is to have them automated. All you then have to do is to press a button! However, we also supply all sorts of theatre ropes for manually operated curtains, and we can supply and install all of the track that you need. While some people may choose to try and install curtains themselves, we cannot emphasise too much that it is a job for the professionals and can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. After all, it is working at a considerable height.

We can also provide blackout or dim-out curtains to any venue where outside light needs to be controlled, such as conference halls, lecture rooms, and so on. These can be in a choice of colours and can be fully lined to repel any light.

Cameo Make Curtains For Big Windows

At Cameo Curtains, we are known the length and breadth of the country for our theatre and stage curtains. We manufacture and supply every type of theatre curtain including front of house curtains, tormentors, legs, backdrops, cycloramas (or cycs), borders, – in fact everything you could need. In addition to that, we supply all the theatre equipment that you need such as curtain tracks, theatre ropes, motors for motorised curtains, and we also have a full installation service for any venue in the UK. In fact, if you are buying curtains and/or equipment from us you should always let us install it because it is a job for professionals using the right equipment and tools.

However, we don’t just manufacture theatre curtains. Because we have the equipment and a skilled workforce, we can make any type of curtains for big windows. Very many buildings have large windows, some of them very large indeed.

Take department stores, for instance. Many have very large display windows and choose to close a pair of curtains when they are changing their displays so that members of the public who are passing cannot see what is going on. This is useful when they want to make a dramatic impact on, say, the first day of a sale or perhaps featuring a new designer for the first time. Major car dealerships also need curtains for wide windows in order to hide a new model of the brand of car that they sell until the international day of launch. Hiding things away like this builds up an air of excitement and anticipation in potential customers.

Then there are office blocks which have very grand entrance halls and need curtains for large windows. So do other places such as hotels and some public buildings.

No matter what your requirement for large curtains, at Cameo Curtains we have the tools and machinery, along with our team of skilled people to make curtains of any size that you need. As we said, we will also install them for you wherever required in the UK.

When Looking For Stage Curtains, You Need A Company with Expertise

When you are looking for theatre curtains you need a company that has the expertise and creativity to manufacture whatever you need, and also that is the best for your particular situation. Every stage is different, and so every curtain has to be different too, so that it does the job that it has to do perfectly. Anything less is not acceptable.

Here at Cameo Curtains, we have been manufacturing stage and theatre curtains of every type and style in a wide range of different materials for over 20 years. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we are happy to send one of our consultants to meet you for an on-site visit with no obligation in order to ensure that we fully understand your requirements.

Our consultants also have sufficient experience to be able to advise you about anything that you may not be sure about. If you have been in the theatre business for 30 years, you may not need any advice from us. However, if you have just started an amateur dramatic group and are going to put on performances in your local village hall, then you may need some ideas about the best way to hang drapes and curtains, the right sort of tracking to use, how many legs to have, and so on.

It’s possible you may not even know what the terms “legs”, “cycs”, tormentors, and so on, mean in this instance. It’s not a problem. We understand, and when we have had a meeting with you, you will too, so that you will then be in the best position to make the right decisions for your particular situation, and most importantly, ones that fit in with your budget.

It is also possible that we could save you some money in another way. This is because we also clean and re-hang all types of theatre curtains, and if you can have them cleaned and give them a new lease of life, why buy new?

We cover the whole of the UK, so reach out to us by clicking the Contact Us link at the top of the page, and let’s set up a meeting that is convenient for you.

A Complete Service For Stage Curtains And Equipment

At Cameo Curtains we are one of the foremost suppliers and installers of stage curtains in the UK. Having been in the business or over 20 years, we have installed hundreds of stage drapes up and down the country not just in theatres, but in cinemas, church halls, village halls, conference centres, school halls, and more. No matter how big the curtains you require, at Cameo Curtains we have the experience and the expert seamstresses to tackle the toughest jobs.

Cameo can also supply any type of stage equipment that you need. We can supply the traditional beige polyester theatre ropes in diameters from 5mm up to 24mm on 100m reels or cut to length as you require. One of our most popular ropes is the 8mm diameter black polyester rope which is 16 plait and has a soft finish. 

We also supply and install theatre grade tracking for any size of curtain, and these can be manually operated or automated. The advantage of automated curtains is that you only have to press a button, and they meet perfectly in the centre at the same time every time.

In addition, Cameo supplies pipe and drape systems. These are ideal for all sorts of purposes as well as theatres. They can be used for exhibitions, and trade shows, for conference halls, for a wedding reception, in orchestra pits, and so on, and they are simplicity itself to set up and take down without the use of any tools.

You can choose one of our popular packages of between one and four curtains, depending on the configuration that you need, or you can build your own by simply selecting the number of uprights, crossbars, and bases that you need and then finish with the drapes of your choice which will be made to measure, according to the layout that you have decided.

At Cameo Curtains we are happy to have one of our expert consultants make a site visit free of charge in order to ascertain the best way to understand your individual requirements, identify any problem areas, and offer advice about the best way to resolve them. 

Stage Curtains For Every Possible Venue And Purpose

At Cameo Curtains we can supply and install every possible type and style of stage curtains for any venue. We can provide a very quick turnaround for curtains of any length and in any type of material that you require, within our stock ranges.

We are very happy to offer a totally free site visit so that we can understand your requirements and appreciate what you are trying to achieve. This will also give us the opportunity to make any suggestions that will help you to arrive at the perfect outcome, we can also measure up and check  for correct fittings. We have manufactured, supplied, and installed theatre curtains for stages in theatres, cinemas, school, churches, village halls, conference centres, and more, across the UK.

All of our curtains can be made from a wide choice of materials and in a choice of many different colours to match the décor of your venue, or to stand out from it as you wish. Some customers wish their front of house curtains to blend in with the surroundings, while others want them to stand out so that the stage becomes the major point of focus.

We also supply pipe and drape systems for use in conferences, trade shows, orchestra pits, photo booths, private areas, and more. Choose from our pipe and drape system packages, or simply build your own to suit your venue and your requirements. Just decide on the number of base plates you need, choose the uprights and crossbars and then select the drapes of your choice. Our twist fit system makes setting up a breeze. Because the uprights and crossbars are telescopic, it means that you can fix them at any point rather than pre-set locations, and without the need for clamps or any tools.